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Officers arrested 14 people – five on traffic warrants, two for public intoxication, two for assault, and one each for criminal mischief, theft, burglary of a vehicle, possession of a dangerous drug, Lamar County bond surrender warrant, and hindering apprehension or prosecution.
About 10:20 a. m. Thursday, an officer reported seeing Steven Black, 40, of Paris in plain view through a window of a residence in the 300 block of Northwest Third Street.
Knowing that Black had a felony warrant for his arrest, the officer requested back-up at that location. One officer said he knocked on the front door and was told by a woman that Black was not there. A second officer saw Black attempt to leave through a back door, and again the woman said Black was not inside the residence.
Later, Black came to the door and was arrested without incident. Jamie Lynn Simpson, 35, was arrested for hindering apprehension or prosecution.
Shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to an accident Involving two west-bound tractor trailers in the 500 block of Northwest Loop 286 near the entrance to Campbell Soup.
One truck was in the right lane and attempted to make a left turn onto the crossover and was struck by a truck that was in the inside lane. No injuries were reported.
• On August 08th, Lamar County Deputies responded to a shooting in the North East part of Lamar County near the Arthur City area.
• Lamar County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call sometime around 2:30pm after a female subject approached a work crew off of a Lamar County road in the Arthur City area stating that she had shot her husband at their residence and needed help.
• Lamar County Deputies found one male subject inside a residence with gunshot wounds to the upper part of the body and deceased.
• The decedent was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace, Tim Risinger and sent for autopsy.
• Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office along with Texas Ranger, Stacy McNeal is investigating this as a homicide at this time. The investigation is in the early stages and continuing. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Murder from the Lamar County Attorney’s Office for the female suspect and she is presently incarcerated in the Lamar County Jail pending arraignment.
• The female shooter is identified as Kathleen Erskine, w/f DOB 11-11-1971 and the decedent identification is being withheld pending family notification.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Paris police officers responded to a call at Bonham and 19th Street, where a man complained that a man unknown to him drove away in his vehicle while he was inside a convenience store.
The owner said he left the engine running in the parking lot while he went inside to speak with his wife. He said he saw a man get into his car, and attempted unsuccessfully to stop him.
Curtis Garrett, public information officer for the police department, said the vehicle was located about 5 a.m. Thursday in a driveway in the 1900 block of Brown Avenue.
The incident is under investigation, Garrett said.
From mid-morning Wednesday until mid-morning Thursday, the police department responded to 92 calls for service, Garrett said. There were 11 arrests — three for public intoxication, three for possession of drug paraphernalia, two on traffic warrants, two on a motion to revoke probation, and one for disorderly conduct.
Emergency medical personnel was immediately dispatched to the scene of the shooting.
According to sources, a victim received several gunshot wounds from a shotgun.
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Kenuata Kanette Brooks, 19, Failure to Display DL, Failure to Appear Non-Traffic
Justin Roy Coatney, 26, Repeat/Habitual Public Intoxication
Mansion Nicole Garrison, 23, Motor Vehicle Inspection, Violate Promise to Appear
Bruce William Larkin, 49, Running Red Light (Steady), Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, Motor Vehicle Inspection
LeBrodrick Kevon Norman, 22, Evading Arrest/Detention, Public Intoxication